have you mentioned your thoughts to your RFPO, or SO2?
Well, there are at least 3 brigadiers and a general on ARRSE, and it's rumoured CGS' team read it often as well, so no, not a bite. Of course, the RN doesn't go much for being intellectually challenged or listening to the man on 2 Deck, so I'm not surprised the SO2 isn't on here.
Unofficial or not, Navynet is the first result when you type in Royal Navy unofficial, and given the consistent queries that disbelieve the 'official' advice, I'd say it's place the RN needs to use more.
mobilising to fill gaps is illegal. Sorry, but that's the law.
The SoS for Def, authorised (with Parliament's approval) a change to the law, to enable Commonwealth, Olympic and Flooding mobilisations. He can't go any further until the full Armed Forces Act is formally amended. This is scheduled for later this year.
Meanwhile, CMR HQ have been very busy in looking at just what you suggest, and watch this space about a year from now.
The FTRS option doesn't work for many reservists as there is no employment protection, and it's not really appropriate for a month or so.
they are getting there, but it does take time.